Diesel Spill Cleanup

Although the cost has been consistently higher than gasoline, the use of diesel fuel has become more widely used in the United States. One of the reasons for this expansion of diesel consumption is the fact that a gallon of diesel contains more raw energy than gasoline, which makes it more economical to use in commercial vehicles. And, since the start of the COVID Virus that caused people to choose to order online for all kinds of goods, trucking companies are getting busier and busier. Couple that change with the fact that multiple industries are using diesel for production power than ever before and you can begin to see why having a plan for when a diesel spill occurs is of the utmost importance.

Diesel fuel, otherwise known as petrodiesel, is thicker, stickier, and has a smell that’s similar to raw petroleum. These distinctive properties that diesel has makes proper cleanup a must. While simply throwing a bag of oil dry on a small spill may absorb the diesel that remains on the surface, much of the contaminants you cannot see can seep in and remain hidden for years. And, if you experience multiple spills in the same area, say around fueling pumps, the damage to the environment is only compounded.

Industrial Diesel Spill Cleanup

Any manufacturing facility, trucking company, industrial company, or any business that stores petroleum-based products should have a spill protocol in place for an accidental spill. But, even if your business doesn’t store fuel onsite, having a plan in place if a spill does occur is an essential part of your company’s health and safety program. Whether gasoline or diesel, petroleum-based products are found in virtually every workplace in the United States. Trucking companies carry millions of gallons of diesel while traveling throughout the country. And a wide range of other businesses uses diesel and gas. This means there’s obviously a high risk of a spill occurring. Will your business be next?


Quick Response Diesel Spill Cleanup

For oil spills and other hazardous material cleanup. We have HAZWOPER Certified Technicians! We provide spill containment, site remediation, as well as onsite soil testing and comprehensive water testing after a spill is contained, and more.

    Diesel Spill Cleanup North Texas
    • Impacted Soil Removal

    • Water Testing

    • Chemical Spills

    • Spill Containment

    • Surface Water Removal

    • Site Restoration

    • Power Washing

    • Fluid Spill Cleanup

    • Site Remediation

    • Oil Spill Cleanup

    • Gas Spill Cleanup

    • Cargo Cleanup

    • Biohazard Cleanup

    • Hazwoper Certified

    • Hydrocarbon Cleanup

    • Hazmat Disposal

    At North Texas Spill Response, our goal is to ensure that you, your employees and customers remain safe and secure in the event of a petroleum based spill. Our HAZWOPER trained technicians will respond in a timely manner and mitigate your loss by providing hazmat cleanup services, as well as site remediation. Our professional environmental consultant services are designed to ensure the removal of all environmental contamination from your property.

    • Rolloff Dumpsters
    • OSHA Compliant
    • Guaranteed Remediation
    • Hazmat Cleanup
    • Field Oil Services
    • Oil Spill Response
    • Spill Containment
    • Industrial Cleanup
    • Emergency Cleanup
    • Biohazard Cleanup
    • Petroleum Spills
    • Tanker Truck Rollovers

    Cleaning Up Oil And Fuel Spills

    Fuel Spill Cleanup Procedures

    Because fuel and oil spills can occur on any surface type, the care, and control of petroleum-based substances prior to any spill and subsequent cleanup should be of great concern. Once a spill finds its way into the soil, the cleanup of the spill and fast soil remediation becomes increasingly difficult. If a spill occurs on the parking lot of a gas station, the hard surface of the concrete can act as a temporary barrier and prevent the ground below from being contaminated. That being said, immediate spill control and spill remediation are necessary to prevent the spill from reaching the soil below the concrete. The four basic steps necessary to thoroughly clean up a spill are; controlling, containing, cleaning, remediation. And, while these steps may seem somewhat elementary, they are necessary steps in providing a thorough cleaning of the contaminated areas.

    Controlling A Spill

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    The first step in cleaning up diesel spills is gaining control over the spill. Controlling a spill consists of stoping the continuance of the spill at its source. Depending on the type of spill you’re dealing with, controlling a diesel spill could be as simple as shutting off a preliminary valve, or draining a diesel tank into a secure container.

    Containing A Spill

    Diesel Spill Cleanup North Texas

    After the spill’s flow has been stopped, the next step is to contain the spill so that hazardous material does not negatively impact other areas. Containing a petroleum-based spill consists of using absorbent booms, soil banks, and other objects to prevent the spill from spreading and causing the cleanup process to be more time-consuming.

    Cleaning Up The Spill

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    During the cleanup phase of the spill response, larger areas of the spill can be removed through the use of absorbent pads and other materials. These absorbent materials must then be removed and disposed of properly. At North Texas Spill Response, we also use a virtually non-hazardous solution to treat any hydrocarbon contaminants from a diesel spill.

    Biological Remediation After A Diesel Spill

    Removing Hydrocarbon Contaminants

    One of the biggest challenges law enforcement and emergency responders must contend with when responding to traffic accidents that result in the release of hazardous materials, is how to quickly and effectively treat and remove any hydrocarbon threats that exist. Biological remediation of and diesel spill consists of using non-hazardous components to break down the fuel and the hydrocarbon byproducts it produces. While this can be challenging without the proper training and equipment, here at North Texas Spill Replacement, our environmental service technicians are HAZWOPER certified and follow all local, state, and federal guidelines when performing site remediation after a spill.

    Rather than being caught off guard when a hazardous material is released at your manufacturing facility, contact us for a free no-obligation on-site consultation. Working with you, we will assess your facilities and then provide a step-by-step plan to ensure that you are compliant with all pertinent regulatory bodies. And, should you choose to retain our services, we can put you on our emergency response list. Once you’re our client, you can rest assured that should a spill occur, we will respond quickly to solve the problem.

    Diesel Spill Cleanup North Texas
    Diesel Spill Cleanup North Texas